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Robinson designed GCR class 9N, LNER/BR class A5/1 4-6-2T loco kit.  

The MRJ has published produced two articles relating to building an A5/2 kit.  Part 1, Building the chassis appears in MRJ 210 and part 2 describes how we built the body and is in MRJ 226.  These articles show how we designed and built this kit before offering it for sale.  They show the life like results that one of our customers, an experienced builder achieved.


We have developed this etched brass and nickel silver kit with white metal and lost wax brass fittings.  Most versions of the GCR class 9N, LNER/BR class A5/1 will be able to be built using this kit.


This kit is now available OO and EM/P4 gauges.  Although this kit has a lot more parts than our current A5/2 kit, the price is the same as the A5/2 kit at £150.00 inclusive of P&P (UK Mainland only).  When ordering one of these kits by mail then please include a telephone number or email address.  In the event of a problem with your order a contact number can save a lot of time.


The kit includes the GCR style cab as well as the LNER side window cab, two spectacle plates, two smoke box outer wrappers, four chimneys and two domes.  Most of the additional boiler furniture specific to the class 9N as built such as the top feed, shrouded safety valves and Ramsbottom safety valve tower are all supplied.  The chimneys are the GCR Gorton chimney, the LNER modified Gorton chimney, the LNER Flowerpot and the 1952 built up type as used on the three engines that ran on the GE section.  The GE section engines had the A5/2 type dome.


The boiler and smoke box wrappers are supplied pre-rolled, the Belpaire firebox etching is preformed and so is the cab roof.


The chassis is compensated and load bearing on all 12 wheels. It differs from the A5/2 chassis in that it's 4" shorter.  It sports the proven prototypical bogie and a radial truck under the bunker.  The compensation unit for the leading and middle driving axles incorporates a 54:1, 2-stage reduction gearbox. The trailing driving axle is mounted in hornblocks.  Both the trailing axle and the radial truck are ride height adjustable to compensate for wear over time during use.


The prototypical brake gear is removable to allow wheels to be fitted or removed should that need ever arise.

©Tim Peacock 2013, all rights reserved.  This is a photo of Tim's A5/1 built from one of our kits posing on his layout.

©Tim Peacock 2013, all rights reserved.  Another shot of Tim's beautifully built and weathered A5/1. 

Cost of loco kit £159.00, Gibson wheel set £33.59, Coreless 1219 motor £27.50. P&P £8.95 Insured post.

We don't cash cheques from customers or request BACS transfers until your order is ready for dispatch.

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